The Zen Thermostat works great, but i only have it connected to my heating. My cooling is a Bonaire ducted evaporative cooling with a control that can’t be integrated unfortunately. Zen Thermostat are local in Melbourne, so I am happy to support an Aussie company…
The broadlink doesn’t integrate natively with smartthings. I have to use an android box and install RM Bridge.
This guide on github is what I used:
I only use it with a few rf 433mhz wireless plug i have to control a few appliances. This was before i discovered how cheap i could get the Xiaomi ZigBee Smart Outlets. Now i would rather bypass this setup and use the Xiaomi Plugs instead.
I do I have it setup in my study so it could control my old Plasma in there as well via IR.
Would like to get a few google home to put around the house too. Glad to hear they’re working well. Tempted by Alexa as the Echo Dot is much cheaper. Will wait a bit for now.